Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, BA, MSc, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
- (780) 492-0737
10-22 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2H4
Area of Study / Keywords
Indigenous feminisms resurgence politics body-land/body-landing comparative Indigenous politics.
Dr. Isabel Altamirano Jiménez is Binizaá from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. She was born and raised in the community of Ixtaltepec, where her family continues to live. Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Studies, her research examines how Indigenous people, specifically Indigenous women experience and feel the impact of natural resource extraction in both Canada and Mexico. By focusing on the intersection between what happens to the land and what happen to the bodies of people and non-human bodies, Altamirano-Jiménez's research cut across the North America/Latin America divide and investigates the embodied and transnational dimensions of natural resource extraction processes. Altamirano-Jiménez is also the organizer of the annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop, for more information about this event and her Indigenous feminist work follow @indigenousfeminisms
Dr. Altamirano-Jiménez's current areas of research includes Indigenous feminisms, the violence of resource extraction and body-landing. She has written extensively on neo-liberalism, gender, the environment, and indigeneity. She has also published on the implications of economic approaches to conservation, green capitalism and indigeneity, as well as on Indigenous women's land-based knowledge.
Indigenous Political Thought and Decolonization
Indigenous Politics in Canada
Comparative Indigenous Politics
Save the date, annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop 2022, March 24-25.
Follow us on instagram @indigenousfeminisms
POL S 201 - Introduction to Indigenous Politics
Core concepts in the field of Indigenous politics. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or Department consent.
POL S 436 - Topics in Indigenous Politics
A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One of POL S 327, POL S 329, POL S 331 or consent of Department
POL S 536 - Topics in Indigenous Politics
A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.
Other - Indigenous Feminisms Workshop
This is an annual workshop organized by Altamirano-Jimenez in collaboration with Indigenous graduate students.@indigenousfeminisms